Little Sammy & The Tones (4) aka The Guys (1)
(The Tones) L to R : Kenny Cubicotti, Larry D'Angelo, Billy Hebert and Jimmy Avachini.
Little Sammy & The Tones (4) (Philadelphia)
aka Little Sammy Rozzi & The Guys (1)
Sammy Rozzi (Lead)
Little Sammy & The Tones (4)
1962 - Christine / Over The Rainbow (Jaclyn 1161)
Little Sammy Rozzi & The Guys (1)
1963 - Christine / Over The Rainbow ( (Pelham 722)
Vocal group from from 13th and Wharton in Philadelphia consisted by Kenny Cubicotti, Larry D'Angelo, Billy Hebert and Jimmy Avachini. At that time they just caled the "Tones".Larry D'Angelo went to school with Frank Pescatore, stage name (Dean Randolph) for 12 years. it was Frank who suggested to the group to make a new version of "Over The Rainbow". Kenny Cubicotti wrote the song "Christine" and Frank showed them the different parts and harmony to the song.
Unfortunately, Larry D'Angelo was drafted into the army before the Tones entered the studio to record the two songs. Sammy Rozzi replaced Larry. The Group recorded the two songs into the A.M.S. Recording Studio at 17th & Jackson in South Philadelphia and the single was released by Jaclyn in 1962. Shortly after the release of the single, the Tones broke up. It was minor hit in the Delaware Valley, getting plenty of action, especially on pop stations like WIBG. In 1963, Pelham Records reissued the single as by Little Sammy Rozzi & The Guys.
Christine Over The Rainbow
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